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Saturday, September 27, 2008

A {Cardinal Greetings} Sketch For You To Try

Happy Saturday, ya'll!! Once again, it's time for Jen's A Sketch For You To Try! I actually dreamed this card in my head and started right away putting it to paper (cardstock)! Jen had given me this new Cornish Heritage Farms set called Christmas Critters a while back, so I decided today would be a good day to cut them up and break them out! I used the Pretty Pattern Backgrounder from CHF as well on the squares, cut the birds out and popped them up with dimensionals. I've decided I have an addiction to these things. If there is ever a challenge to NOT use them somewhere, let me know and maybe I can break the habit! In Jen's sketch HERE, the star is meant to be any kind of embellishment. I chose to use a clear snowflake, a felt flower, some scrapper's floss, a button and a little bit of this tinselly stuff I had. I thought it sort of looked like bird's nest findings if they were to decorate for Christmas. Can't you hear them singing, "Peck the halls with tinsel and feathers, Falalalala lalalala"?

Don't forget to check out the rest of the flock's blogs for more SFYTT (your keyword on SCS) samples and get to feathering your nest!! Shannan, Amy R., Amy S. and Carole.

TIP: Scale down on the layering every once in a while and just swipe the edges of your "card pieces" through an inkpad for a little outline.

Stamps: Christmas Critters, Pretty Pattern Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Papertrey White, Tres Jolie (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: CM Square Punch, CM Oval Cutting System, Threading Water Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Vintage Buttons, Felt Flower (Making Memories), Snowflake Ghost Shape (Heidi Swapp), Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Tinsel Thread, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Copic Markers


  1. I love this! So cute! The fibers are great!

  2. =) You're such a blast--I love to read your "animated diaglog!" LOVE this card--you're so creative Sus! CUTE birds, etc.

  3. This card is just darling, wow just way 2 cute, I love the birds and your layout is just wonderful!!!

  4. Ackkkk! Love it! this is so darling and it's perfect without the layering! I used to layer a lot but I now think this is the way to go!

  5. Ca-Yute!!! Love your rendition of Deck the Halls!! You crack me up!

  6. Love the buttons and white base with your snappy Cards!

  7. you better be submitting this one!!! i love it!

  8. Cuteness, Sus! And I agree -- if popping images up on booster/dimensionals/whathaveyou is wrong, I don't wanna be right!!!

  9. I love this, Susan. We have lots of Cardinals here and they always make me smile. Kim's sets are so cute...wonderful job with this one!

  10. Love this Susan!! Especially the way you did the snowflake/flower/button embellishment!


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